Check out the new short documentary by Calexico – Making of “Edge of the Sun”
Directed by Aaron Schock
Preorder the new album ‘Edge of the Sun’ is available April 14 via Amazon
Calexico is a Tucson, Arizona-based Americana / Tex-Mex / indie rock band. The band’s two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, first played together in Los Angeles as part of the group Giant Sand. They have recorded a number of albums onQuarterstick Records, while their 2005 EP In the Reins recorded with Iron & Wine has reached the Billboard 200 album charts. Their musical style is influenced by traditional Latin sounds of mariachi / conjunto / cumbia / Tejano music and also the Southwestern United States country music as well as ’50s-’60s jazz and ’90s-’00s post-rock, and they have been described by some as “desert noir” or indie rock. The band is named for the border town of Calexico, California.
In April 2014, the band began referring to a new album on Twitter in posts from Mexico City, Coyoacan, Mexico, and Athens, Greece. Edge of the Sun was announced on 27 January 2015, due for release April 14 2015. The new album features guest appearances by various artists such as Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses),Gaby Moreno, Carla Morrison and members of the Greek instrumental group Takim